To open doors for these students and to provide better accessibility, the Playhouse hosts a special, sensory-friendly student matinee performance of A Christmas Carol each season.CONTINUE READING>
TOLL FREE (OH, KY & IN only)
Telecommunication Device for the Deaf
Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Box Office closing hours may vary based on performance schedule.
The Playhouse was the first theatre in Ohio to offer regularly scheduled audio description for the visually impaired. Trained volunteers describe the visual elements of the production via a closed-circuit receiver that is approximately the size of
a deck of cards and fits in a jacket pocket or on the lap. A small earpiece fits into one ear, allowing patrons to hear dialogue, music and other sound effects. The description is timed to avoid interfering with dialogue. Before the show and during
intermission, show and actor information are shared.
This service is free and generally is offered on the third Saturday of each production in the Marx Theatre. A receiver, and instruction in its use, can be found at the Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation patron services booth in the Rosenthal Plaza.
2019-20 Audio-Described Performances
Once on This Island — Saturday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m.
Moe & Jack Rouse and Randolph Wadsworth present The Lifespan of a Fact — Saturday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m.
First Financial Bank presents A Christmas Carol — Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m.
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story — Saturday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m.
Leading Ladies presents Destiny of Desire — Saturday, March 21, at 4 p.m.
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express — Saturday, May 2, at 4 p.m.
Subscriptions for the audio-described series are also available.
Bruce Cromer and Nick Rose in A Christmas Carol; Photo by Mikki Schaffner. Promotional photos by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates. The cast of A Christmas Carol; Photo by Mikki Schaffner.